Musical Theatre Head of Musical Theatre
Michael is Head of Musical Theatre for both the BA and MA Musical Theatre programmes at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow, combining experience as a pedagogue, director and voice coach.
Michael originally trained at the Royal Academy of Music, graduating in 1999. Following completion of his studies Michael worked extensively in theatre, musical theatre, film, television and radio before returning to Scotland to continue his performance career while developing his teaching skills in arts education. Michael joined the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in 2009.
Michael has directed a range of commercial projects, provided masterclasses (both in the UK and Europe) and has a particular interest in developing/directing devised theatre projects. At RCS his project credits include The Laramie Project, The Last days of Judas Iscariot, Swingin’ into Christmas, Notes to Self and Towards the Moon (Edinburgh Festival). As Associate Director and providing Voice Support his work has included Company, Sunday in the Park with George, Spring Awakening, Avenue Q, Tommy, Carousel and Jerry Springer the Opera. Michael has directed productions/devised work and masterclasses at the University of Gothenburg, the Brussels Conservatoire and Lucia Marthas Dansacademie in Amsterdam.